How to Mix Colors to Get Turquoise

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Mixing colors is the best way to get the precise shade of the color you're in need of for your project. Turquoise is a color that can vary from a warm to a cool shade. Creating the perfect turquoise is a matter of deciding how much green to add to your blue to get the right shade.

Things You'll Need

  • Blue paint
  • Green paint
  • Plastic container
  • Paint stick
  • Paper
  • Pour blue paint into a plastic bucket. Use a bucket that has an airtight lid to preserve the paint you have left. Write down how much blue paint you used; for example, note that you poured 1 cup of blue tempera paint.

  • Add half that amount of green paint to the plastic bucket and mix the color thoroughly. Write down how much green you added.

  • Evaluate the color you created by painting a small amount on paper and allowing it to dry. Only then will you see the true value of the turquoise.

  • Decide if you want your turquoise to be warmer or cooler. If you want it warmer, add more blue. If you prefer a cooler shade of turquoise, mix in more green paint.

  • Continue mixing in the blue and or green colors until you've reached the perfect shade of turquoise for your project.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember to always write down how much paint you use when mixing colors. That way, once you find the right color, you have the recipe to repeat it easily.
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